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Mega Millions jackpot is now largest in US history at $1.6 billion

Mega Millions now record $1.6 billion
Posted at 9:45 AM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-20 18:55:22-04

There is now over $2 billion up for grabs right now between the Powerball and Mega Millions!

The Mega Millions jackpot was $1 billion for Friday's drawing--the largest this lottery has ever seen.

The numbers pulled Friday night were 65-53-23-15-70 with a Mega Ball of 7, but nobody won the full jackpot.

That means Tuesday's drawing is now estimated to be $1.6 billion, which is the largest jackpot in U.S. history, according to statistics from the Arizona Lottery!

For the Powerball, there was no winner for Wednesday's $430 million drawing. The jackpot is now at $470 million for Saturday's drawing.

The numbers 33 and 58 are the most frequently drawn numbers in Mega Millions drawing.

Take a look at the list below for the largest jackpots in U.S. history, according to the Arizona Lottery:

Rank Amount Date Lottery
1 $1.6 billion 10/23/18

Mega Millions


$1.586 billion



3 $758.7 million 


Power Ball
4 $656 million 3/30/12

Mega Millions

5 $648 million 12/17/13

Mega Millions


$590.5 million 5/18/13


7 $587.5 million 11/28/12


8 $564.1 million 2/11/15


9 $559.7 million 1/6/18


10 $543 million 7/24/18

Mega Millions


There have been several tickets sold in the last week with payouts of $10,000 or more in Arizona, with a pair valued at $150,000 each!